Qin Gang Quotes (3 quotes)
On comments made by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and others calling for Beijing to be transparent in dealing with the recent detention of four employees of mining giant Rio Tinto on espionage charges, July 17, 2009
“Let me ask you this question first. Is there a post office in your district? Wouldn't it be more convenient to use postal services to send letters instead?”
To a foreign correspondent who wanted to know whether it was China’s new Internet control policy to block Google services including Gmail. On 25 June 2009
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
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Bio: Qin Gang is the official PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman.